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Two new Interval A/Cs dropped in account.

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by youknowthenight, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. buzglyd

    buzglyd TUG Member

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    We need to write a paper for a journal!
     
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    Yay I found a cert in my account too!


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  3. pedro47

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    We found a certificate in our account today. Nothing of interest found.
     
  4. Shankilicious

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    Yeah, the freebies are extremely limited..... Good thing I like Branson and it's close to me/the closest resort area to me. Freaking Midwest=middle of everything and nothing......
     
  5. SmithOp

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    Flyover country. My wife wants to go to that place you can dig for gems, is that close to Branson? I’ll have to grab a week near there to take her.


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    You would think after she found you, she wouldn't need to do that anymore!
     
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    ^ hahahaha! Are you talking about serious prospecting or Silver Dollar City? Silver Dollar City is right outside of Branson and is actually pretty awesome.
     
  8. SmithOp

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    Its in Arkansas, Crater of Diamonds State Park.

    https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/crater-diamonds-state-park


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    Not close Smith. Almost a 5 hour drive
     
  10. PamMo

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    Crater of Diamonds is great fun! We took our nephews there, and had a blast digging in the dirt and sluicing the mud in our hunt for a big diamond for their mom! We think we found a small one, but dropped it and lost it in the mud again. A week after we were there, a kid found a record setting diamond!

    Instead of staying in Branson, best to stay in one of the many timeshares around Hot Springs, Arkansas. From there, it's about an hour drive down to Crater of Diamonds State Park.
     
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    Perfect! thanks for the tip on location to stay.


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    Does the inventory seen by ACs change over time? Some of the posts on this thread seem to say this. Do the available locations change over time?


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    Yes I believe they do


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  14. dsmrp

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    Generally new units are added JIT into the current month, or following one depending upon when we are in the month. IMO the better stuff farther out in time is available when the AC first appears.​
     
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    [/QUOTE]
    Since you are a TUG member, you can access the sightings board. There is a thread there that lists nice sightings using an AC.
     
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    [/QUOTE]

    They are associated with a grid that shows locations and months they are offered. I find this grid is spot on for AC inventory that is further out. LM weeks do tend to pop up that fall outside of the grid.

    To see grid: my units; go to ACs, click on the certificate number, click on grid tab
     
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    They are associated with a grid that shows locations and months they are offered. I find this grid is spot on for AC inventory that is further out. LM weeks do tend to pop up that fall outside of the grid.

    To see grid: my units; go to ACs, click on the certificate number, click on grid tab[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the tip. Grid is VERY helpful as I was struggling to see what's available at a glance. (Tuggers are the best!) I have 2 certs expiring on the same date in July. Does the resort availability differ between certs? or do I need to check each one separately?
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Grid is VERY helpful as I was struggling to see what's available at a glance. (Tuggers are the best!) I have 2 certs expiring on the same date in July. Does the resort availability differ between certs? or do I need to check each one separately?[/QUOTE]
    I'm sure you got the same ACs the rest of us did. They have the same availability. I'm hoping to use two at the same resort this spring for a family trip. So I've done the hard check on this already lol
     
  19. mdurette

    mdurette Sighting Expert & TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    You should check each separately - the two that were recently dropped into the account definitely have differences. Looking at those 2 for May available units right now:
    1 has 7 locations offered and a cost of $229 to redeem
    The other has 7 locations offered and a cost of $299 to redeem
     
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    mdurette is right. I have one with a redemption cost of $229 and the other, with more options is $299. The $229 has 8 options in April, the $299 one has 35. I was just looking at Branson..... and in that location its, 9 resorts available vs 19. I've also noticed that since these ACs dropped, the availability has changed a bit, especially in regards to what's available in the near future.
     
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    Ok I'm admitting my ignorance here. But I don't see a $229 or $299 cost for an A/C. I've never used one so does the cost show up when you select someplace? I've booked my first Getaway and the prices are listed for those. I saw something about giving the A/C to someone else and a $69 fee for that. I have two in my account currently. I read someone had 5 in their account. Not sure how these are divvied out.
     
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    right. you select the AC "unit" and find a location in a month that they offer availability. Once you select the villa that you want (assuming you can find something), you just go through the process to find out how much it would cost. So long as you back out before completing/confirming the payment process, there is no charge.
     
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    The $299 one has been extended to the end of Sept.

    Edit: Interesting - others are reporting all of their freebies have extended to Sept. I only had one. What about the rest of you?
     
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    I have two that still expire July 7th. A new one just appeared good until Oct 6th.

    My membership expires in June, I have an offer letter that will give me another freebie if I re-up for 3 years with a $45 discount.

    I’m going right down to the wire but will pay up before it expires June 20th. Right now it wont let me confirm an AC past that date.


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    I got a new one as well. Kinda booked up for the year but one never knows when I'll pull the trigger on something else.
     

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